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Cooling FX

by FXU2

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1.
Obligations 03:38
2.
What's New? 02:21
3.
Call On Me 03:59
4.
Summer Love 03:19
5.
Wormz Pt 2 02:46
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7.
Stumble 06:04
8.
All Nite 05:29
9.
Mystify 03:06
10.
Stevie 03:57
11.
Phil Fearon 04:48

about

"A second album. With not just three people but eleven sucked in to the FXU2 corporation.
Delving deeper. Those pristine electro beats circa '84 '85. You take Transistor Rhythm 808 sounds, a DX7 and a Strat plugged straight into the desk and there it is...sonic breadth untrammelled from the physics of air. There is nothing you can't do.
It was the still the grim 80's but in the latter half we were starting to realise that Thatcher wasn't going to rule us forever. Even if she was, then we were going to effing well dance. From pirate radio into the record shops and onto the clubs. Clubs! Dress up and up and up...solace and escapism, away from recession.
All music evokes time and place eventually. We all move on and do different things. Many of us made different music, more never made music again. This was my white socks and the Ford XR3i I borrowed from my girlfriend's brother, the gold chain worn outside my black polo neck, dancing to Phil Fearon & Galaxy and Total Contrast in Gullivers, where I always felt under dressed. I always was under dressed, but I worked with a girl called June who knew Delroy and Robin and she got me in for free.
Anyway, I’m going to shamelessly filch the Total Contrast lyric; “It takes a little time to get it right”. We never quite did but we tried."

Jack Hayter

September 2020

"Got some serious funk going on." (Wormz Pt 2) - Tobisonics
"You know we’re suckers for a all things electro, so we start with FXU2 who offer us a sublime form of just that – blended with soul, funk and disco." (Wormz Pt 2) - Signal Committee, Fresh On The Net
"Great!" Big Bubble Radio
"Like Sleaford Mods crossed with a soul singer." (Obligations) - Atlantic Tunnel, WFMU Radio

credits

released December 4, 2020

Cover art by An Gael Bournot.
Robert Halcrow - Beats, percussion, brass, kbd, guitar, bass, vocals
Jack Hayter - Guitar, pedal steel guitar, synth
Thanks to:
Emily Kennedy - vocals; Suzanne Rhatigan - vocals; Salliefoyeh - vocals; Ian Button - vocals; Philip Halcrow - vocals; Dave Jones - Clavinova; Ben Lockwood - guitar; Darren Hayman - synth; Adam Lynch - sax.

Mastered by Ian Button & Robert Halcrow.

""You know we’re suckers for all things electro, so we start with FXU2 who offer us a sublime form of just that – blended with soul, funk and disco." Signal Committee, Fresh On The Net Eclectic Picks

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FXU2 England, UK

Soul, Funk & Disco from Robert Halcrow, Jack Hayter and friends. Kent & London. Influences: Jam & Lewis, Robbie Vincent, Tabu, Kiss FM (80s), Michael Jackson, Motown, Loose Ends, Kool & The Gang...

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